When it comes to child custody, visitation rights, child support and any legal matters relating to Child Protective Services (CPS), such as suspected child abuse or endangerment, the attorney you choose to rely on can make all of the difference in the world. There are many excellent court-appointed lawyers working to make a difference within our legal system. However, the unfortunate reality is that there are far too few of these attorneys to handle the many caseloads handed to them on a daily basis.
If you choose to rely on a court-appointed lawyer for your case, it is likely that you will not get the time and attention your situation may warrant in order to present the best possible defense to the court. Your lawyer may not have time to gather all of the pertinent information relevant to your case in time for trial; additionally, your lawyer may not have enough time to do his or her due diligence in preparing for your case in front of the judge. This may not be his or her fault; it is quite often a matter of too many cases and not enough court-appointed attorneys to handle them appropriately.
If you find yourself in a child-related legal situation and need representation, strongly consider retaining a dedicated Child Protective Services (CPS) attorney instead of a court appointed lawyer. A skilled child custody lawyer from Dougherty & Associates can help review your case. Contact us today!